Brush fire closes portion of road in Chesapeake, over 100 acres burned

  • Source: WAVY-TV NBC 10 Portsmouth
  • Published: 06/22/2022 12:00 AM

A brush fire closed a portion of Elbow Road in Chesapeake on Monday evening. The road reopened overnight Monday, but there was still some smoldering, officials say. The fire was expected to be completely out Tuesday morning. The call for the fire came in around 4:20 p.m. Monday in the 2000 block of Elbow Road in the Greenbrier section of the city after a resident noticed a large amount of smoke coming from an open field. Around 5:30 p.m., road officials closed Elbow Road, east of Graphite Trail. Multiple city brush trucks were dispatched to assist with the fire containment and extinguishment. More than 100 acres are estimated to have burned. The Virginia Department of Forestry helped cut a fire line to prevent any further spread of the fire. Firefighters will continue to monitor the area until the fire is completely out.


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